Robin successfully received a bone marrow transplant on Sept 20th and cameras captured the emotional moments Robin spent with family and friends before and after the transplant. Watch below!
Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts received a bone marrow transplant to treat her MDS on Sept. 20 as she was surrounded by close family and friends. Keep reading to learn about her recovery.
As we told you this morning, Robin received a transfusion, where the doctor injected millions of her bone marrow donor, sister Sally-Ann’s stem cells into Robin. The process took just five minutes.
“I will now wait and anxiously watch and see what happens for the next seven to 10 days. My counts will continue to go up and we’ll be on to phase three which will be ‘get out of here and go home,'” Robin told the cameras.
Dr. Gail Roboz, an oncologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, told ABC about an email she got from Robin the next day, on Sept 21.
“This morning she sounds energized and she wants to be out of bed and the end of the email was, ‘I want to go home’ with an exclamation point.”
She added, “We have to roll with the punches for the next few days. Don’t forget, her systems are down and Sally Ann’s aren’t up yet. We are wanting every day to be a good day but we are ready for some bumps in the road.”
Watch the video below for more information on Robin’s recovery:
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